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Books for Boys: Grades 6-8

Tween boys gain a better understanding of themselves and others with these inspiring tales.
 
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Love That Dog: A Novel
by Sharon Creech

"I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that."

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Locomotion
by Jacqueline Woodson
When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of people want boys-not foster boys that ain't babies." But Lonnie hasn't given up.
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Journey to the Bottomless Pit: The Story of Stephen Bishop and Mammoth Cave
by Betsy Mitchell , Elizabeth Mitchell
In 1838, a seventeen-year-old slave boy named Stephen Bishop was trained to be a tour guide for Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Adventurous and bold, Stephen explored the cave in his time off and made many discoveries that attracted more and more people to the
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Henry VIII: Royal Beheader
by Sean Stewart Price
This biography profiles the life of Henry VIII, second monarch of the House of Tudor, who was married six times, unified Wales and England, and was known for executing people with beheadings, including two of his wives.

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Heat
by Mike Lupica

Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family's escape from Cuba, Michael's only family is his seventeen-year-old brother Carlos.

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Eagle Strike
Series: Alex Rider Adventure, Book #4
by Anthony Horowitz
Millions adore him. A philanthropist. Anti-drug crusader. Peace activist. And former pop star the likes of which the world has never seen. Sir Damian Cray even has the president's ear. Yet the president's ear is not enough for Damian. He wants more. Such as the president's fingerprints.
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The Climb
Series: Everest, Book #2
by Gordon Korman
The youngest expedition ever to attempt an Everest climb has begun. But the trouble starts long before they reach the summit. Competition is fierce. Conditions are harsh. And the trek from Base Camp proves a challenge that not all the contestants can meet ...
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The Bar Code Tattoo
by Suzanne Weyn
This teen thriller rides the cutting edge in a sci-fi fantasy about conformity, identity and freedom. The setting is the near future, and anyone coming of age seventeen receives a bar code tattoo. It's a rite of passage and it's the be-all and end-all of identity.

The bar code tattoo.

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Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio
by Tony Johnston Illustrated by Raul Colon

In this quiet, gentle novella reminiscent of Sarah, Plain and Tall, award-winning picture book writer Tony Johnston creates a moving story about a loving Chicano family in East LA.

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Al Capone Does My Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko

Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school.

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